Sharjah Dental Implant News

Dr. Alok Mehta is working with Sharjah-based Al Lulu Medical Center
Mr. Usama a young ambitious fellow visited me with a broken upper front tooth due to trauma to the tooth.  After thorough history and examination, we saw the crown of the upper front incisor had broken and the root was retained inside with no injury or damage to any surrounding structures. The broken tooth was non-restorable hence we thought of replacing the tooth with a prosthesis( artificial tooth).
After a detailed discussion on all possible options comparing the pros & cons of replacing the missing tooth with dentures, bridge &  implants; Mr. Usama wanted to go for the best treatment with long-term predictability and economical, Hence I suggested he go ahead with implants as it will be an independent standing structure as good as your natural teeth without compromising adjacent healthy natural teeth. Dental implants are the latest and best way to replace your missing single tooth with multiple teeth. Multiple teeth replacement using implants can be either fixed or removable with very good stability giving a very natural appearance and helping regain that confidence. Also, they are economical in the long run as they do not tend to get cavities or root canal treatment only regular cleaning.
Mr. Usama agreed to my suggestion and after thorough planning and investigation, we removed the remaining piece of the tooth and placed the implant the same day with minimum discomfort and trouble to the patient. He also walked out of the clinic smiling with a temporary tooth in place.
After adequate healing, we replaced the temporary tooth with a permanent tooth.
Mr. Usama was instructed on post-op care and maintenance for an implant. He was satisfied with the result.
Dr. Alok Mehta is working with Sharjah-based Al Lulu Medical Center

Signs You Need to See Your Dentist

Signs You Need to See Your Dentist

Your dental health can often fall to the wayside, but big problems can arise if you ignore your mouth.

Here are five easily recognizable signs you need to see your dentist:

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The most obvious point: You have pain. When you experience a toothache, it can seem like your world is consumed by it. Even then, many people try and “wait it out” before going to see a dentist. Do not fall into this habit – even if the pain subsides, the cause of the pain could still remain.

Bleeding or swollen gums. Let’s address bleeding gums first: does any other part of your body bleed when you rub it or gently scratch it? No. Neither should your gums. If this is happening to your gums, you may have an issue with inflammation, which can lead to serious periodontal problems later. If your gums are swollen, you may be experiencing an even more advanced state of inflammation. See your dentist as soon as possible if this is happening to you. The good news for you is that we have a periodontist on staff to treat these types of issues specifically!

If you start noticing that hot, cold or sweet foods and drinks are causing you pain, call your dentist. Plaque build-up, cavities or problematic fillings can all cause sensitivity in your teeth, which need to be addressed by a professional!

Bad breath. Have you noticed that your friends keep a safe distance when they’re talking to you? You may want to stop by MFD for a quick check-up. You might have halitosis. Caused by a large variety of things, such as, but not limited to, diet, sinus infections or gum disease, halitosis can make your breath smell veryAlthough things like mouthwash may mask it temporarily, there is a larger problem that your dentist can help you solve.

Pregnancy or other medical conditions you’re being treated for (such as radiation, chemotherapy, hormone replacement, etc.). Many medical conditions, as well as pregnancies, can cause big changes in your hormone levels or in your body’s chemistry in general (especially with heavy doses of medication). For example, gingivitis is common during pregnancies and periodontal problems during pregnancy have been associated with lower birth weights. Avoid unplanned dental emergencies by coming into the dentist more frequently.

You should get in to see a dentist as soon as possible if any of these apply to you, but we must also highlight the fact that just because you’re not experiencing any problems, doesn’t mean you should skip your bi-annual visits. These signs you should see your dentist allows us to keep your mouth healthy and to establish a good baseline for your oral health.